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Hybrid Bike Rental System

A fun concept for a city-based bike rental system, coupled with hybrid buses. Standard dynamos on the front wheel can be opened to a capacitor upon braking, so extra slowing force generates electricity to be stored. When the bike is returned to the rack, the energy ties to the grid for charging a hybrid bus system, and the amount generated credits the user with bus fare. Brilliant!
Video of its function also available here.